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Smoke ban appeal lost

21st May 2008

A court has ruled that psychiatric patients should not be allowed to smoke at the Rampton high security mental hospital in Nottinghamshire.

Three patients had argued that a ban on allowing them to smoke “in the privacy of their own home? violated their human rights. But High Court judges ruled that any interference with their rights was justified and that they should not be allowed to endanger their own health and or the health of others by smoking at the hospital.

 

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